59 minutes | Nov 14th 2019

“When to quit” with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo - 174

Ever wonder what it takes to make your side hustle your full-time hustle while working a graveyard shift, publishing New York Times Best Selling Books and raising two kids? If you’re looking to create work in a way that inspires you while still helping the community you serve without selling out who you are, then this episode is for you.  In this episode I get cozy with Michelle Tam. Michelle is the creator of the Saveur Award winning food blog, Nom Nom Paleo. Together with her husband, Henry Fong, she also produced a two-time Webby award winning cooking app, authored two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, and was nominated for a James Beard Award. Michelle has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in pharmacy from UCSF. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist before her side hustle, Nom Nom Paleo, became her main hustle.  We talk about her new Paleo-Friendly sauces featured in Whole Foods, how to talk to your kids about the food we eat, her unconventional way of writing books, and the journey to building a blog into a business What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!): :: What Michelle was told she was doing “wrong” in her business, and why she decided to keep doing things the way she was doing them :: Michelle’s pivot from being a full-time pharmacist, after 4 years of juggling her career with her side hustle and a busy family life :: What she’s done so well to build her online community and what didn’t work so well for her :: The ways that she stays creatively connected to her work after creating content for such a long time :: Why Michelle doesn’t try to keep up with every online trend - or even maintain an editorial calendar for the business :: How her line of paleo sauces came to be created, and for sale, in Whole Foods  You can find the full show notes from this episode over at https://jadahsellner.com/when-to-quit-michelle-tam-174 
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